CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs

Sep 13, 2023 2:17 PM

Dr. Nancy Giunta


Dr. Nancy Giunta (pronounced JOON-ta) is joining the FSU faculty this Fall as the Chair of the Social Work department. She is excited to rebuild the department and shepherd it through the reaccreditation process with the Council of Social Work Education. Dr. Giunta comes to FSU after 15 years on the faculty of the City University of New York (CUNY). Within CUNY, her appointments were simultaneously in the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and the Graduate Center (CUNY’s doctoral programs). She has split her time between Allegany County and New York for 15 years and is delighted to focus her energy more locally. Dr. Giunta is currently the President of the Board of Directors of Wholesome Harvest Food Co-op, Allegany County’s only community-owned grocery store. Under her leadership, Wholesome Harvest has received over $1.5 million in funding from the United States Department of Agriculture and other local small business initiatives. Her vision for the Social Work department aligns with her area of scholarship, which is to strengthen existing collaborations in the social service community and expand them to promote economic, food, and health security in the region.